iCatalysta comprises a team of experts that support the reimagination of your current business - taking it at speed into the Fourth Wave Economy and igniting the spark that drives your success and delights your customers.
Mohammad Saeed Rahman
Mohammad Saeed Rahman is the CEO of Rubicon Global Group and its Business Development unit, iCatalysta. He is also founder and Chairman of the One Ummah Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating child labor by breaking the cycle of illiteracy and poverty in underdeveloped countries. He served as an adjunct professor at the School of Marketing & Finance at Portland State University for 30 years, and taught Vision, Leaders hip and Change for the MBA program at Marylhurst University. Mr. Rahman received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Portland State University, earned a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree from Reed College, and an Investment Management Analyst Certification from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He currently sits on the Board of Advisors of Claremont Theology College, is the Chairman of the Endowment Fund of Antioch College, as well as on the Board of Trustees.
A global visionary, he is a leader in ethical business practices and
philosophies. His non-profit think tank, Institute for Halal Investing,
demystifies halal investing bringing it to the mainstream on a global scale.
Mr Rahman is currently working on a new book about the Fourth Wave
Revolution, a topic he is passionate about sharing through his acclaimed
presentations and workshops across the US.
Vishal is a technologist at heart - building disruptive, innovative technology products and services that have worldwide impact, as well as investing in, incubating, and advising startups that do the same. He has Bachelor’s and Master’s in Computer Science and an Executive MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Vishal has served multiple product and professional services organizations like Microsoft, Symantec, Accenture, and Avanade in different leadership capacity, where his roles included enterprise product and services strategy, design and delivery, product and portfolio management, global technology and P&L management. He is a founder of both Netvega Solutions, an IT services firm focused on providing services and solutions for small to mid-market companies, and VDOSH, an investment and advisory firm focused on growing technology startups in the early stages of their development.
Neville Teagarden is currently a managing partner with AI Capital, a venture firm focused on applied business-to-business artificial intelligence (AI) growth stage companies. He is former CIO/CTO of three global Fortune 500 class companies, two of which grew from less than $1B to greater than $6B. Also, a co-founder and former President/COO of a leading AI company. While consulting with companies across multiple industries, he gained experience with two generations of AI technology including: Deep/Machine Learning, Semantics, Constraint-propagation, Robotics, Analytics and Natural Language. Mr. Teagarden was educated at MIT where he was also a researcher in the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab. His business experience includes corporate venture, M&A, harvests, diligence and integration.
Project Management has been the cornerstone of Michelle’s career combining a big picture focus with meticulous detail to move ideas forward. Corporate product launches to conferences, incentives and large scale events for Lexus, Toyota, Australian Trade Commission, Microsoft, Qantas Holidays and the International Paralympic Games have helped define her creative problem-solving ability and mission-driven approach to advancing goals. After receiving her honors Business Management / Marketing degree she lead teams to develop in-depth marketing plans, and streamlined processes for small to medium sized businesses. She was instrumental in introducing a European medical device for pain management into the US and developing B2B strategies for Practice development. Michelle is a lifelong learner with strong collaboration skills and a belief that a values-focused and relational approach will lead to successful outcomes for all.
After receiving an honors economics degree from University of Washington, Jessica forged a path in business development starting in marketing through the strategy development and management of brands. Clients included Pacifico, Dickies, Burt’s Bees and more where she helped to disrupt the traditional advertising model with campaigns that pushed the bounds of technology. With the shift to digital media consumption, Jessica has taken her skills and knowledge developed from working with big brands to helping upcoming, forward thinking companies bring their vision to life.